International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) VersaStack Will Have Storwize 7000 Arrays


In an article on The Register, Simon Sharwood said that International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Cisco are going to announce a deal which will be named as “VersaStack”. According to the deal, Cisco will integrate its UCS servers with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s storwize storage arrays which are close to 7,000 in number. This will facilitate the two companies to refine their data center and storage capacities along with maintaining the quality. VersaStack will give more control to the users. There will be an end-switch at the user end so that the user can exploit the complete potential of the resources instead of keeping the lights on and worrying about power. IBM said that the deal with help it maintain the features and credibility in its systems. The source also claimed that International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) will validate DB2 and WebSphere in order to let the software have the cross-platform support. This would emancipate the system from all the boundaries.


International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Storwize 7000 arrays will work or tier mechanism. It was not explained in detail on exactly how the infrastructure will be integrated. 15 partners of both IBM and Cisco are already using this new system on test basis. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) will have the advantage on the storage side as its users will have more options whereas Cisco will let its UCS customers enjoy the integration with vast applications.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has also promised that VersaStack will help the companies to move from Capital expenditure to Operational expenditure. The company is striking major multi-billion dollar deals in the Cloud domain as well with banks, tech companies and advertising firms.

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